OFER HUGI (Hebrew : עופר חוגי, born 17 April 1964) is a
former Israeli politician who served as a
Knesset member for
* 1 Background * 2 Political career * 3 Conviction * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
After finishing school, Hugi was conscripted into the IDF , where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After completing his service, he studied for a B.A. in Rabbinical Ordination, and went on to work as an administrator.
He did briefly enter the Knesset at the end of April 2006 after Shas MK Yair Peretz had resigned from the Knesset after being convicted of fraud (he had fraudulently obtained an academic degree), but the Knesset was dissolved on 17 April and Hugi did not win a seat in the 2006 elections .
After replacing an MK who had been convicted of fraud, in December 2006 Hugi was found guilty of aggravated forgery, using forged documents (by recording a fictitious salary for his wife, he avoided income tax), receiving items through fraudulent means, false registration of a corporation, and attempting to receive items through fraudulent means (including Education Ministry funding for student transportation). This was in relation to a technical college which he founded in the late 1990s, and had received hundreds of thousand of shekels for, though it later became apparent that the lists of students and teachers he had provided were fictitious.
In February 2007, Hugi was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 12,000 shekels.
* List of Israeli public officials convicted of crimes or misdemeanors